A Holistic Approach to Infrastructure Replacement
The Integrated Capital Improvement Program (ICIP) is a Public Works program that is currently in its infancy. The program was developed from a need to replace a substantial amount of infrastructure throughout the City. As community members know, our City streets are in need of improvement. However, most community members are not aware that the limiting factor in repaving our streets is actually the underground utilities beneath the roadway.
- Efficiently replace all necessary infrastructure features within the City by fully reconstructing one block of City street at a time
- Equitably prioritize projects by using a data-driven process of scoring features on a block-by-block basis
As the basis for this program, each block of City street will be inventoried. A score between 0 and 100, where 0 requires immediate improvement and 100 requires no improvement, will be assigned to each of the five (5) ICIP features within the block: water, sanitary sewer, stormwater, roadway surfacing, and sidewalk. The scores for each feature will be added to give a total score for each block.
Public Works staff is still working through the process of scoring all features within the City. This is anticipated to be completed by July 1, 2023. After the scoring process is complete, the results of the feature scoring will be used to prioritize improvement projects.
The water distribution system includes over 28 miles of watermain. The distribution system is primarily composed of ductile iron, cast iron, and steel pipes.
The sanitary sewer collection system encompasses approximately 15 miles of gravity sewer main and 5 lift stations.
The City’s collection system includes over 13 miles of stormwater main.
The City maintains over 14 miles of roadway.
The City’s sidewalk map shows where existing sidewalks are located. The map differentiates between Safe Routes to School sidewalks, that the City maintains, and non-designated sidewalks, that residents maintain.
As a starting point, sidewalks will be scored based on their presence. This process will be refined and all sidewalk features will be re-scored following a thorough review of the existing sidewalk condition and American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.
The following documents were shared with the community at the Community Engagement Night on May 2, 2023:
More information can be obtained by signing up for the ICIP email list. Once it is available, additional information on the program will be emailed to those registered for the list.